Under the guidance of Prof. Claudio Manfredotti, the Solid State Physics group of the University of Torino, Physics Department,started its activity in the early 1980s in the field of amorphous (a-Si:H) and crystalline (e.g. Si, CdTe) semiconductor materials, mainly for the fabrication of solar cells and ionization radiation detectors.
In the course of these three decades, the group has gradually extended its field of interest to the study of micro/nano-structured materials and devices and to the development of new experimental techniques for the characterization and modification of advanced materials and/or art objects.
Now, the group is working on the following main research topics:

Upcoming Events

From 30 march 2020

To update the group on progress in our research lines, and to react to the possible depression induced by the forced stop of our scientific activities caused by the health emergency, the solid state physics group organizes a series of brief colloquia (30 min), given by the group members or from researchers of other institutions on topics spanning from material science, to quantum technologies, from biosensing, to cultural heritage.
Seminars will be given in English and addressed to a non-specialist audience; thesis, graduate and undergraduate students are welcome.
Colloquia are conducted through the Webex platform; the calendar of the seminars with the links to connect to the virtual room are available in the table herebelow.
h. 11.45
Prof. Diederik S. Wiersma
"Le nuove unita' fondamentali e prospettive future per la metrologia."


07 January 2021
The 3-years projects "Quantum Sensors for Metrology Based on Single-Atom-Like Device Technology" (QADeT), "Single- and entangled photon sources for quantum metrology" (SEQUME) and "Pushing bOundaries of nano-dimensional metrology by Light" (POLight) are selected for funding by the European Association of National Metrology Institutes (EURAMET). The former project is supported within the "Industrial" scheme of the European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR) with a planned budget of 1.8 M€ (local coordinator: Jacopo Forneris), while the latter two projects are supported within the "Fundamental" EMPIR scheme with planned budgets of (respectively) 1.8 M€ (local coordinator: Federico Picollo) and 1.7 M€ (local coordinator: Paolo Olivero). The SEQUME project also funds the Torino Section of INFN.
25 November 2020
The 2-years research project "Intelligent fabrication of QUANTum devices in DIAmond by Laser and Ion Irradiation (QuantDia)" is funded by the National Ministry for Education, University and Research in the framework of the FISR 2019 call. With a total budget of 1 M€, our research group will collaborate with the Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies of the National Research Council on the development of advanced ion- and laser-beam based techniques for the creation of innovative quantum sensors in artificial diamond.
24 October 2020
The Best Conference Presentation Award at the 2020 IMEKO TC-4 International Conference on Metrology for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage (22-24 October 2020, virtual conference) has been attributed to Luisa Vigorelli for her contribution entitled "Upgrade of the x-ray imaging set-up at CCR "La Venaria Reale": the case study of an Egyptian wooden statuette"